Video feature: 'Communicating Science'

July 21, 2011 noon
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Photo by Brian Wilson

Video stills courtesy of Teresa Riordan

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How many different ways do creatures communicate with one another? Howard Stone, Princeton's Donald R. Dixon and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, enlist the help of elementary school students to explain the science of communication behind sound waves, pheromones, bioluminescence and more.

The footage in this video was taken during a lecture titled “Good Vibrations: How We Communicate,” given by Stone and Bassler at Princeton on Dec. 18, 2010.